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Putin's news conference: Five things we learned

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has been speaking at his end-of-year news conference.</b><p>Over the course of three hours, he discussed the economy, Ukraine, the opposition - and his love life.<p>Here are five things we learnt.<p>Belt-tightening ahead<p>Judging by Mr Putin's forecast, Russians can expect the …

New record for deepest fish

<b>A new record has been set for the world's deepest fish.</b><p>The bizarre-looking creature, which is new to science, was filmed 8,145m beneath the waves, beating the previous depth record by nearly 500m.<p>Several other new species of fish were also caught on camera, as well as huge crustaceans called …

Fish

Global debt: How worried should we be?

<b>Will we ever really get over the financial crisis? Six years or more on from the start of it, the world economy is still struggling to generate a convincing recovery.</b><p>Among the headwinds is debt, the factor that took us into the crisis in the first place.<p>In the meantime, since the crisis began …

Brain's 'internal compass' found

<b>The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.</b><p>People with stronger nerve signals in their "internal compass" tended to be better navigators.<p>The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggested people get lost when their compass …

University College London

What are negative interest rates? - BBC News

Interest Rates

Man finds travel companion with same name as ex-girlfriend

<b>A Canadian man has found a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to travel with after booking a three-week holiday before they split up.</b><p>Jordan Axani, 28, broke up with Elizabeth Gallagher in May but couldn't get a refund for the trip.<p>After putting out a request on Reddit for a travelling …

Travel

Putin seeks to ease fears over Russian economic crisis

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Russia

Yahoo 'threatened' by US government with $250,000-a-day fine

<b>Yahoo said the US government threatened to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.</b><p>According to court documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) had demanded that Yahoo comply with new surveillance rules, something the company said was unconstitutional.<p>Yahoo …

Surveillance

Australia raises terrorism threat level - Tony Abbott

<b>Australia has raised its terrorism threat level from medium to high, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced.</b><p>The move comes in response to growing concern over the domestic impact of militant conflicts in Iraq and Syria.<p>Security officials were concerned by the growing number of Australians …

Middle East

Top GCSE grade to be given to just 3% in English and maths

<b>Just 3% of England's GCSE papers will be awarded the new ultra-high grade when new-style GCSE exams for English and maths are first sat in 2017.</b><p>The shake-up will see a shift to a numerical system from the highest Grade 9 to Grade 1, with the three top grades replacing the present A and A*.<p>Exam …

Education

Utah teacher wounded when gun discharges in toilet

<b>A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her primary school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police have said.</b><p>The incident happened in a staff toilet before classes started and no children were in the building, officials said.<p>The unidentified woman …

Online English course attracts 100,000 students

<b>More than 100,000 people have signed up for a single online course providing English language lessons.</b><p>It is the British Council's first experiment with so-called Moocs, or massive open online courses, which deliver tuition free of charge.<p>Spain, Burma and Russia are among the countries with the …

Language Learning

The rebirth of canned beer

<b>Beer in a can. It has a decades-old image problem - bland, mass-produced and metallic-tasting. Now craft brewers are trying to do for canned beer what New World winemakers did for screwcaps more than a decade ago, writes Megan Lane.</b><p>Order a craft beer in one of the modish American-style eateries …

Vince Cable says 'no-one needs to earn £1m a year'

<b>Business Secretary Vince Cable has said he does not understand why people need to earn £1m per year.</b><p>"I've asked one or two of the more sympathetic bankers to explain it to me," the Liberal Democrat said in an interview with the Observer magazine.<p>He said their response was "because others get it so …

Great Britain

Deadly clashes in east Ukraine ahead of Crimea vote

<b>Two people have been killed in clashes between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian activists in Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv, officials say.</b><p>Five people were injured overnight, as gunshots were fired. Rival groups blamed each other for the violence.<p>Earlier, Russia and the US failed to agree on how to …

Russia

#BBCtrending: Should Russia have surrendered Leningrad?

<b>Is it ok to question how events unfolded during World War Two? That's a hot topic of discussion on social media in Russia right now.</b><p>This week is the 70th anniversary of the end of the siege of Leningrad during WW2, and on Sunday the independent Russian TV station Dozhd conducted what turned out to …

Obama's State of the Union, and reaction to it, reflect cold partisan reality

<b>On a snowy Tuesday night in Washington, President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address reflected the chilly reality of US politics in 2014.</b><p>With a midterm congressional election looming in the fall and Republicans firmly in control of the House of Representatives and having the ability to …

Barack Obama

President Obama tours to call for minimum wage rise

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Barack Obama

Plato planet-hunter in pole position

Plato planet-hunter and star probe<p>Design calls for a suite of 34 telescopes to be mounted on a single satellite platform<br>• Mission should confirm and characterise hundreds of rocky worlds in habitable zones<br>• Its technology would have the sensitivity also to detect the planets' moons and rings<br>• Intricate …

PLATO

Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed

<b>Stem cell researchers are heralding a "major scientific discovery", with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.</b><p>Scientists in Japan showed stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid.<p>Stem cells can transform into any tissue and are already being …

Stem Cells

Catching the mother of all bed bugs

<b>The ability of bed bugs to return so quickly after human attempts to get rid of them has been explained by University of Sheffield researchers.</b><p>Genetic analysis has shown that a single pregnant bed bug that escapes detection can be responsible for an entire infestation, rapidly producing generations …

Bedbugs

Neanderthals gave us disease genes

<b>Gene types that influence disease in people today were picked up through interbreeding with Neanderthals, a major study in Nature journal suggests.</b><p>They passed on variants involved in type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease and - curiously - smoking addiction.<p>Genome studies reveal that our species (<i>Homo</i> …

Humanity

Plant-killing fungi 'drive rainforest biodiversity'

The findings help scientists understand the mechanism that allows species to coexist in an ecosystem<p><b>Pathogenic fungi, normally associated with killing plant life, could play a key role in driving biodiversity in tropical rainforests, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers found that the presence of fungal …

Biodiversity

Benefits Street reaction shows poor 'ghettoised', says Duncan Smith

<b>The shock felt by viewers of the TV show Benefits Street demonstrates that people on welfare are "ghettoised", Iain Duncan Smith has said.</b><p>The middle classes were still "largely unaware of the true nature of life" in poor communities, said the work and pensions secretary.<p>And this showed the need to …

Iain Duncan Smith

Winter Olympics: Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

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Russia